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Gauge and Denial

February 26, 2009 - 8:40 pm

I canna tell a lie.  The yak socks will never fit me.  In the wash the first sock became too long and too narrow for me.  I’m not at all sure why the swatch stayed true to gauge and the sock did not, but there you go.  I will admit to not measuring the row gauge, just the stitch gauge.  But still.  Meh.  The gauntlets, the ficchu, these were distractions from my denial.  But I made myself try it on for the 64,000th time today, and there’s no two ways around it, the sock don’t fit.

But I’m too far in to rip.  Yak knee socks looking for someone to love them; sock swap preferred.  And knee socks, Bob damn you!  For size, the calf is closer to 15″ than 14″.  length at least 13″ – please don’t make me rip.  Ankle 9.5″.  Foot tbd- haven’t knit that bit yet.  The 4×2 rib doesn’t have much stretch, so you would need to be close to this.  Anyone?  Bueller?

I’ll be the one over here shedding tears on my yak.

In other news, I’m going to start writing up the pattern.  Watch this space.

cuff of second sock

cuff & calf of first sock, drying after its bath.


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